September 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Unitec Teaching and Learning Symposium 2010

If you were unable to attend you may be interested in the programme and presentations. If there is something of interest fro you I am sure the teachers involved would be willing to share their ideas and practice with your teaching team. Click here for more.....



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Added by Diana Ayling on September 29, 2010 at 11:15 — No Comments

A quick summary of "Flow"

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Unitec's Teaching and Learning Symposium is a great place to share, hear and think… Continue

Added by Diana Ayling on September 29, 2010 at 10:43 — No Comments

Peerwise

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a demonstration of Peerwise at the University of Auckland. Peerwise is a thoughtfully designed, useful, FREE web 2.0 tool that allows students to collaborate on the development of multiple choice questions. It was designed by Paul Denny (paul@cs.auckland.ac.nz), a computer science prof at UA. Peerwise is being used at many institutions throughout the world. For a good explanation of the tool and a list of institutions where it's being used, go to the Peerwise… Continue

Added by Becca Black on September 29, 2010 at 10:13 — No Comments

The first day of class

When I taught level 3 study skills for Foundation Studies, I became acutely aware of the need to establish a positive learning environment at the outset of the course. To help get students off to a good start, I employed several strategies that I wanted to share here.



On the first day of class, I stand at the doorway and greet students as they file in. On each desk are the class documents and an information form for them to fill out - it gives them something to do instead of just… Continue

Added by Becca Black on September 23, 2010 at 17:11 — No Comments

Live Chat





Recently, the team at Te Puna Ako offered a Live Chat session on the Living Curriculum. This was a great success, and gave those who participated the opportunity to raise issues and discuss concerns with TPA staff. As a consequence we will make more resources available in the Teaching and Learning Community at Unitec. We thought you might like to know more about Live Chat and warmly invite you to attend our next session. Remember all you… Continue

Added by Diana Ayling on September 23, 2010 at 13:38 — No Comments

Focus on the Learner: Student Engagement

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From time to time it is useful for… Continue

Added by Diana Ayling on September 21, 2010 at 10:36 — No Comments

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age - A guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback Effective Assessment in a Digital Age is aimed at those in higher and further education who design ass…

Effective Assessment in a Digital Age - A guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback





Effective Assessment in a Digital Age is aimed at those in higher and further education who design assessment and feedback for their learners. The guide draws on

recent JISC reports and case studies from different contexts and modes

of learning to explore the relationship…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 21, 2010 at 9:52 — No Comments

Programme and course assessment and the Living Curriculum



A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 21, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

Student learning portfolios (including eportfolios)

Student Portfolios (eportfolios)





Learning Outcomes:



By the end of this session students will be able…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 15, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Teaching and Learning Community Weekly Digest Teaching Week 9

Where Teaching and Learning Matter


A message to all members of Teaching & Learning Community at Unitec







New Members: Kia ora. We welcome Lynne Curran, Kat Poi, Katharine Meyer, Rocxie… Continue

Added by Diana Ayling on September 14, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Authentic assessment

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 6, 2010 at 11:17 — No Comments

DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education

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2 September 2010

More change but now it's personal

Francisco Ramirez sizes…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 6, 2010 at 9:35 — No Comments

Have you considered adding Pacific content to your course?





Knowledge: Understand the concepts, principles and terminology of Pacific pedagogy.



Application: Design, facilitate, and assess within a Pacific pedagogy.



Caring: Value Pacific perspectives, knowledge and culture within teaching and learning.



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Added by Diana Ayling on September 3, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

Unitec resources to support the development of Living Curricula

What is a Living Curriculum? How is Unitec moving programmes towards being living curricula? What does complex conversation look like at different levels? What is the TICK? The resources linked to on this page will hopefully begin to answer these questions, and provide an overview of what the Living Curriculum means for learning and teaching at Unitec. Te Puna Ako advisors are happy to come and discuss any of these with your and your teams.



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Added by Robert Ayres on September 2, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Would you like to nominate a Pacific student for an award?

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PM launches…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 1, 2010 at 9:28 — No Comments

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